Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 worldwide closing box office collections: Nearly Rs. 350 crores

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By Jitin Gambhir

Ponniyin Selvan: Part II, often known as PS2, directed by Mani Ratnam made a total of 345 crores (or Rs.) globally, with 215 crores (or Rs.) coming from within India and 130 crores (or Rs.) coming from outside the country.


  • After 2.0, PS-I, and Vikram, PS2 is currently Kollywood’s fourth highest-grossing picture worldwide in terms of revenue.
  • In Tamil Nadu, Ponniyin Selvan 2 is the sixth highest-grossing movie till date.

The film Ponniyin Selvan: Part II, also known as PS2 for short, has finished its run in theatres. The two-part historical epic directed by Mani Ratnam came to a close with a conclusion that grossed 345 crores worldwide, with the domestic market accounting for 215 crores and the overseas market accounting for 130 crores correspondingly. It is the fourth highest-grossing Kollywood film globally, behind 2.0, Ponniyin Selvan: Part I, and Vikram; yet, in India it is just marginally behind Endhiran in terms of revenue. The movie is currently the sixth best earner of all time in Tamil Nadu.

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 worldwide closing box office collections Nearly Rs. 350 crores
Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 worldwide closing box office collections Nearly Rs. 350 crores

In spite of these large statistics and the fact that it is among the biggest grossers of all time, the performance of PS2 at the box office has been met with a muted reception. This can be attributed to the significant drop in receipts when compared to PS1. Overseas, the film only came up short by three-fourths of the first portion, in contrast to India, where it fell short by one-third.

It is not uncommon for film sequels to have a decline in collections anywhere in the world, particularly when they are adapted from a well-known source material; nevertheless, in India, we typically observe an increase in the number of sequels. The fact that sequels typically come out every two to three years is one of the contributing factors to the expansion.

Inflation is another contributor to the rise. Additionally, in the majority of cases, there is room for expansion of the audience for the sequel when the first part begins at a low level. This is especially true when the first part is released in a territory other than the home territory, as was the case with Baahubali and KGF.

In the instance of Ponniyin Selvan, the first component had already reached near-capacity levels of performance in the home state, leaving very little room for further expansion. There was potential for expansion outside of Tamil Nadu in North India and APTS, as is typically the case with South Indian sequels; but, the reaction for the first part was mixed in these locations, which resulted in the picture experiencing a downturn even in Tamil Nadu itself.

Putting all of that to the side, Ponniyin Selvan: Part II has been a huge financial success. If one looks at these numbers without comparing them to those of the first installment, they reveal an absolutely insane outcome in terms of the celebrity cast or even the costs that were incurred.

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 – Box Office Collection

Tamil NaduRs. 140 crores
AP/TSRs. 14 crores
KarnatakaRs. 19.50 crores
KeralaRs. 19 crores
Rest of IndiaRs. 23 crores
Total Collection in IndiaRs. 215.50 crores
North America$5.35 million
Middle East$2.95 million
Malaysia$1.90 million
Singapore$1.25 million
Australia/New Zealand$0.95 million
UK$1.25 million
France$0.55 million
Europe$1 million
Rest of the World$0.55 million
Total Collection Overseas$15.75 million / Rs. 130 crores
Collection in IndiaRs. 215.50 crores
Collection OverseasRs. 130 crores
Total Box Office Collection WorldwideRs. 345.50 crores

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 Movie Synopsis

There is currently a plan in motion to carry out an assassination attempt on all three members of the Chola royal family on the same day. Is it possible for the Cholas to withstand the anger of the Pandiya rebels, who are being led by the vindictive Nandhini?

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2 Movie Review

After the first part of Ponniyin Selvan set the plot in action, with Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2, Mani Ratnam delves directly into the heart of the novel, which is the doomed romance between crown prince Aaditha Karikalan (Vikram) and Nandhini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).

Vikram plays Aaditha, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays Nandhini. PS2 begins with a prelude that captures the romance between these two characters when they were young. The director shows us the blossoming of love between a prince and an orphan girl, as well as the heartache it leaves in the wake of them being separated by forces beyond their control. Without saying too much in the form of dialogues, the director shows us the blossoming of love between a prince and an orphan girl.


This doomed relationship is, in point of fact, what maintains the tension in this story right up to the finale and what leads the characters to make decisions that have far-reaching implications for the story as a whole. Karikalan is unable to say no to the offer to visit the Kadambur palace, despite the fact that he is aware of the possibility that doing so would be foolish and that it is the very location where his own chieftains conspired against him.

The intrigue surrounding Nandhini’s family tree is what motivates his sister, Princess Kundhavai (also known as Trisha), in everything she does. And in the end, it is the youthful prince Arulmozhi Varman, played by Jayam Ravi, who is responsible for fending off the Pandiya rebels. These Pandiya rebels had taken an oath to kill Karikalan because their monarch was killed because of her romance with their king.

The film continues with the snappy narration that we got in the second part of the first picture, and it moves more like a swashbuckler up to the interval. We see the bold plots to kill Arulmozhi, who is currently recuperating from an illness in a monastery, as well as Vandhiyathevan’s (Karthi) efforts to disrupt those plots.

We have a steamy romance scene between Vandhiyathevan and Kundhavai, a truly emotional moment in a reunion of the siblings, and an exciting pre-interval action sequence that is a masterclass in shooting pandemonium while maintaining spatial clarity (with a rousing AR Rahman background score).
Mani Ratnam imbues the much-anticipated moment between Karikalan and Nandhini with so much dread and sorrow that we even forget about the rest of the characters for a short period.

The second part of the movie focuses more on the outcome of Karikalan’s situation. Vikram and Aishwarya are outstanding in these sections, delivering performances that are so bare and profoundly sincere. Cinematographer Ravi Varman primarily used close-ups, which added to the precarious nature of their characters.

To be fair, the climax parts are significantly damaged by this emotional high. This is because the events that take place after the death of a major character are unable to match the level of tension and drama that the story maintained up until that point. The proceedings also have a pretty dismal tone, which is something we don’t typically associate with period epics, especially in this post-Baahubali era.

This is because the proceedings are quite serious. In contrast to previous films, which centred on larger-than-life, made-up heroes, Mani Ratnam’s work is more in line with the spirit of Kalki’s writings, which offer a fictionalised portrayal of historical figures and place a primary emphasis on the interpersonal conflict that the characters experience.

Even though the action takes place in a palace, the magnificence of the setting is primarily conveyed via the feelings of the persons who reside there. Mani Ratnam appears to be aware of this as well, and he decides to have a battle sequence at the very end of the film in order to provide the audience with an immediate rush of adrenaline; yet, this segment lacks the deep emotional grounding (and dazzling visual effects) necessary to genuinely leave us on a high note.

The climax, on the other hand, fails to live up to expectations. Even in Kalki’s book, we get a relatively low-key ending, with one too many twists. However, here, while the writers (Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan, and Kumaravel) sensibly give us a more agreeable twist, they fail to pack a punch with the speech that Arulmozhi delivers in the end while making the supreme sacrifice that makes him the titular hero of this sprawling epic.


Is Ponniyin Selvan 2 available on oTT?

The PS2 OTT Release Date is June 28, 2023, and Amazon Prime Video has acquired the digital rights.

Is Ponniyin Selvan 2 released in India?

The sequel, ‘PS-2’ was released in April 28, 2023.

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